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Meckel’s diverticulum. intussu. Intussusception. Peritoneoscopy. Operative cure


1. A case is described in which 1) a complication (sealed omental evisceration) of 2) a diagnostic procedure (peritoneoscopy) led to the discovery of 3) a complication (hemorrhage) of 4) a probable complication (intussusception) of 5) the basic anomaly (Meckel’s diverticulum).

2. The case is discussed with reference to the literature on Meckel’s diverticulum intussusception, and hemorrhage.

3. The anomaly of Meckel’s diverticulum must be considered for diagnosis when even one lone stool positive for blood is found with no other etiology available, i.e., by exclusion.

4. When not contraindicated, Meckel’s diverticulum should be looked for and removed during the routine celiotomy.

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Correspondence to Maurice S. Harte M. D..

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From the Surgical Service of Dr. Miguel G. Elias The Gonverneur Hospital, New York City.

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Harte, M.S., Elias, M.G. Meckel’s diverticulum. intussu. Intussusception. Peritoneoscopy. Operative cure. Amer. Jour. Dig. Dis. 17, 82–85 (1950).

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